Saudi Campaign to provide 2,500 housing units for Syrian refugees

August 17, 2012

Over the past three days, the Saudi National Campaign for the Support of the Brothers in Syria has distributed a large amount of relief supplies to Syrian refugees in Jordan. This included 3,000 aid baskets given to 1,000 families at the Liwaa Al-Ramtha camp in the Jordanian province of Erbed and 1,500 baskets given to 500 families at the Northern Marka camp in the eastern part of Amman. In addition, relief supplies have been distributed to Syrians living in the city of Al-Ramtha, including 300 families at the King Abdullah Park camp, more than 100 families at the Saeir City camp, and 600 families who live either with relatives or in leased homes. The aid included foodstuffs, health supplies, and special children’s baskets.

Meanwhile, Interior Minister Prince Ahmad bin Abdulaziz, who serves as the General Supervisor of the Campaign, has directed the urgent provision of 2,500 temporary housing units for Syrian refugees in Jordan at a total cost of SR 28.13 million [$7.5 million]. This initiative is being carried out in cooperation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Since the Campaign was launched by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, it has received donations totaling SR 545.66 million [$145.49 million], in addition to the in-kind items being distributed to the Syrian refugees.